Naisa

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program. Positions may be renewable for a second year.
 
Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2015-2016 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.
 
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2015. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2015, to August 15, 2016.
 
To Apply: Go to http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload your application materials:
 
Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, a curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.
 
Applications received by January 16, 2015 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Chair, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, American Indian Studies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone: (217) 265-9870, or visit the Program’s website at http://www.ais.illinois.edu.
 
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer